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Giraffe Problems Kindle Edition
Can you guess what's making this giraffe self-conscious? Could it be . . . HIS ENORMOUS NECK?? Yes, it's exactly that--how on earth did you figure it out?
Edward the giraffe can't understand why his neck is as long and bendy and, well, ridiculous as it is. No other animal has a neck this absurd. He's tried disguising it, dressing it up, strategically hiding it behind bushes--honestly, anything you can think of, he's tried. Just when Edward has exhausted his neck-hiding options and is about to throw in the towel, a turtle swoops in (well, ambles in, very slowly) and helps him understand that his neck has a purpose, and looks excellent in a bow tie.
"Never one to let an opportunity for caricature go to waste, Smith stretches Edward’s neck to comical length... That it’s just right for a giraffe is a notion that Edward, not to mention young readers with self-consciousness issues of their own, will have no trouble swallowing."—Booklist, starred review
"Lighthearted palaver by John (The Bad Seed) flows effortlessly, and the pair’s courtly manners (“That means a great deal to me, Edward”) are sure to garner laughs as their shared dismay rings true."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“With this and Penguin Problems, John is clearly setting out to catalogue animal angst continent by continent,
and audiences won’t want to miss the trip.”
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Review, July/August 2018 issue
“Smith’s artwork is eye-catching and expressive.”
—Kirkus Reviews, Review, August 15, 2018
“Readers are afforded caring models for self-acceptance and unconditional friendship.”
—The Horn Book, Review, September/October 2018 issue
From School Library Journal
- ASIN : B0796D8ZGN
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2018)
- Publication date : September 25, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 25091 KB
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 42 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #381,915 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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My kids and I studied habitats. Each kid had also chosen a specific animal they were researching. We did a fun activity after reading this book where they had to decide what their animal's problem was, like what quality does it have that makes it different (and maybe self conscience) from other animals. Then they had to tell why that quality was a good thing. They loved it!